Rashard Mendenhall scored on third-and-goal from the 2-yard line with 1:39 remaining, breaking a 24-24 tie and giving the Steelers a 31-24 win over the Ravens Saturday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
The game-winning score was made possible by a 58-yard pass from Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown on third-and-19.
Baltimore's chance to tie the game in the waning minutes ended when T.J. Houshmandzadeh dropped what would have been a first down pass from quarterback Joe Flacco on fourth-and-18.
Pittsburgh will now play the winner of Sunday's showdown between the Patriots and Jets at Foxboro.
The Ravens jumped out to a 21-7 lead heading into halftime, with Baltimore scoring 21 unanswered points after Mendenhall gave the hosts a 7-0 lead with a one-yard run.
Baltimore answered Mendenhall's TD run with a 14-yard touchdown scamper from Ray Rice, a 13-yard fumble return...
Rookie defenseman Steve Kampfer was sent to the hospital with a broken nose after being bloodied by teammate Zdeno Chara 57 seconds into the second period.
"He went to the hospital and has a broken nose," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "They are just checking him out. We're going to find out more and the severity of it [Sunday]."
Meanwhile, Marc Savard took a header into the far boards in the third period, after a hit from Pittsburgh's Deryk Engelland but after spending about a minute on the ice, he got to his knees and skated off on his own power. "From what I'm told, there was nothing wrong. It was a clean hit," Julien said. "He was off-balance, got his bell rung a little bit but he's alright."
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Jordan Staal scored early in the third period and the Bruins lost defenseman Steve Kampfer to a bloody facial injury as the Bruins fell to the Penguins, 3-2, Saturday afternoon at TD Garden. The Bruins had several chances in front of Marc-Andre Fleury in the final 90 seconds but couldn't net the equalizer.
The Penguins jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Chris Kunitz in the first and Pascal Dupuis midway through the second. Dennis Seidenberg and Michael Ryder tied it on goals 13 seconds apart at 11:28 and 11:41 of the second. Staal collected a loose puck off the stick of Matt Cooke and put it past Tuukka Rask for the winning goal.
Kampfer — the impressive rookie defenseman who scored the game-winning goal Thursday against the Flyers — was raked across the face by a high stick 57 seconds into the second period when Zdeno Chara and Dupuis got entangled to the right of the Bruins net. He left the game and...
While his teammate Nick Mangold took to Twitter to get a shot in at Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker and his foot metaphors, Jets linebacker Bart Scott took things one step further, telling Newsday that Welker needs to be “very careful” about what he says about New York coach Rex Ryan.
“I’ll tell you what,” Scott told Newsday. “Be very careful what you say about our coach. [Welker’s] days in a uniform will be numbered. Put it like that.”
Scott’s words come two days after Welker appeared to engage in some good-natured wordplay at the expense of Ryan, using 11 foot metaphors in a roughly eight-minute press conference. Mangold answered with a Friday night Tweet directed at Welker that indirectly hinted at the 2007 Spygate scandal that hit the Patriots.
The Scott statement drew the attention of the league, as NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tweeted on Saturday that the NFL’...
Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters prior to Saturday's game against the Penguins that Tuukka Rask will start for the B's. Rask's last start came against the Penguins, as he earned a win in the Bruins' 4-2 come-from-behind victory in Pittsburgh on Monday.
Milan Lucic will miss his third straight game with an undisclosed injury, while Andrew Ference will miss his first game of the season due to an upper-body injury. Ference, who played in the team's first 43 games, left Thursday's 7-5 victory over Philadelphia after the second period. Rookie Matt Bartkowski, who was called up from Providence on an emergency basis Friday, is expected to play in his place.
Bartkowski made his NHL debut on Monday in Pittsburgh, posting a minus-1 in 9:53 of ice time. He was filling in for Adam McQuaid and was returned to Providence the following day.
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Christian joins the boys to discuss bye weeks and when the ideal time is to get one. The guys ask him about a permanent team in London and his opinion on if it would work. Then he gets into the Pats and if any team in the AFC East will step up.
Greg and Chris discuss the debacle that is the Miami Dolphins in the midst of getting beat pretty badly in London by the Jets a week removed from getting destroyed by the Bills. Where does Miami go from here?
Curran calls Greg and Chris to discuss the struggles of the Dolphins and Colts along with the state of Pats durng their bye. He gets into the defense and how they've performed, specifically the secondary and Devin McCourty.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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Bobby calls in from the streets to talk about gang life and gun control.
With the emergence of the young players for the Red Sox this season, they're starting to look like they can be competitive next season. The guys discuss this and talk more about whether Farrell should be the manager next season when he gets healthy.
Leaks have come out over the last few days that John Farrell will return to the Red Sox when he gets healthy, but is this the right decision? Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether or not his job should be safe.
It looked like Ben Roethlisberger was on his cell phone during last night's Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens. Should this be a big issue? Do Patriots fans have reason to be upset that the NFL isn't making this a big deal?
One of our favorite segments every week is when we get the chance to talk to the playmaker, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin.
A player that was suspended for PED use is really the top candidate for baseball's comeback player of the year? How is that possible? We discuss it.
We wrap up the week with some of the best sound bites that you may have missed.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
Jerry is joined by former sports reporter turned professional chef Jen Royle to discuss her upcoming fight for Haymakers For Hope.
We discuss the woes of Chelsea and Liverpool and the Revs rebounding to push into the playoffs. Plus the book on YoungBen is very flattering.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Ben Roethlisberger sidelines phone story... is it a big deal? Are Patriots fans over-reacting? What would happen if this were the Patriots with a phone on the sidelines? Should we be the 'bigger men' and just move on? We discuss.More from this show
Inspired by the end of the Don Orsillo on NESN, we look at four of the funniest Don and Jerry moments in the Red Sox broadcast booth.More from this show
Scott Cordischi is solo in studio taking your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. We are livid with the NFL and their double standard. The New England Patriots and their fans are labeled as whiners for punishment over Deflate-Gate, yet Ben Roethlisberger has yet to be taken to task over sideline cell phone shenanigans and John Farrell returning as Red Sox manager has Southern New England scratching their heads.More from this show